DSiTeam Leaders

  • Tom Turner
  • Co-Founder, CEO & Steward of Purpose
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  • Tom Turner

    Co-Founder, CEO & Steward of Purpose

    “Technology touches all industries but it’s been amazing to see how much it has evolved in ours over the past 15 years. We get excited thinking about the future.”

    Tom co-founded DSi in 1999 to create a company with a different approach to eDiscovery — one that focused on the needs of both clients and employees. He is a frequent speaker on eDiscovery topics and has authored several white papers.

  • Kevin Tyner
  • Co-Founder & CFO
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  • Kevin Tyner

    Co-Founder & CFO

    “I’m really proud to have seen the exponential growth over the course of 15 years.”

    Kevin does more than manage DSi’s finances – he moves the company forward. Overseeing all contracts, compensation, insurance, HR and fixed asset acquisition and disposal, this business-savvy CPA has developed a framework for managing DSi’s growth and profitability and has kept DSi completely debt-free since inception.

  • John Burchfield
  • President
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  • John Burchfield

    President

    “I am competitive at a level suggesting psychological disorder.”

    A regular industry speaker, John has been instrumental to company growth, new market opportunities and client retention. He launched DSicover You and helped create our RGC and DSihold. He has more than 20 years of experience in management, sales and business development.

  • Sandy Ward
  • Vice President of Client Services
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  • Sandy Ward

    Vice President of Client Services

    “I am a passionate problem solver. That is the foundation of how I got into eDiscovery.”

    With more than 15 years of experience in the industry, Sandy supervises our client services team and coordinates eDiscovery projects from beginning to end. She joined DSi from law firm Bass, Berry & Sims, where she headed up the litigation technology team. She was a Navy brat and has lived all over the country.

  • Rob Lekowski
  • Vice President of Sales and Marketing
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  • Rob Lekowski

    Vice President of Sales and Marketing

    “If I could, I’d bottle up the culture at DSi and sell it.”

    In the legal services industry since 1994, Rob brings his considerable experience and strong leadership and management skills to bear for our clients. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Purdue, where he was a record-breaking swimmer and president of his fraternity, Theta Chi.

  • Lance Thieshen
  • Vice President of Operations
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  • Lance Thieshen

    Vice President of Operations

    “The positive energy in the office, the vision of the leadership and the focus on people and culture made it clear to me that I wanted to be part of this amazing team.”

    As Vice President of Operations, Lance oversees the forensics, processing, imaging, scanning, application support and evidence department teams. He notes his days are like snowflakes – there are never two alike. A Pittsburgh native, Lance has a deep love for the Steelers and Penguins. When he’s not working or watching his teams play, you’ll likely find him near the water or in the Great Smoky Mountains with his two sons.

DSiDirectors

  • Erica Dennis
  • Director of Accounting
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  • Erica Dennis

    Director of Accounting

    “This company truly functions as a team working towards a common goal.”

    A graduate of Drexel University, Erica grew up in Pennsylvania. She now lives in Nashville and enjoys hiking and exploring new places. She has more than 12 years of accounting experience with both Aramark Corporation and Central Parking System.

  • Brian McGraw
  • Director of Information Technology
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  • Brian McGraw

    Director of Information Technology

    “eDiscovery is constantly evolving, and realizing all of the different moving parts and the impact each employee has on success is exciting.”

    With more than 10 years of IT experience, Brian understands its importance to a tech company. When DSi moved to new offices, Brian’s IT staff migrated the entire datacenter with minimal downtime and no outstanding issues. His college wrestling days may be behind him, but Brian knows how to take down the big jobs.

  • Steve McKisic
  • Director of Software Development
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  • Steve McKisic

    Director of Software Development

    “My favorite part of eDiscovery is the exciting opportunity for creative problem-solving in an industry experiencing rapid growth.”

    Steve came to DSi to get away from the culture he found at other corporate offices. A software engineer, he has more than 14 years of experience with .NET development and SQL database design and helped create DSihold. In his spare time, he creates apps for desktops, game consoles and the web.

DSieDiscovery Consultants

  • Shelia Carroll
  • Senior eDiscovery Consultant
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  • Shelia Carroll

    Senior eDiscovery Consultant

    “I was impressed with DSi’s creativity, team and family atmosphere.”

    A graduate of the University of Tennessee and an award-winning dressage rider, Shelia has more than 20 years experience in discovery management. Since joining DSi, she has handled data processing and production for clients. She is based out of the Atlanta office.

  • Austin Maddox
  • Senior eDiscovery Consultant
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  • Austin Maddox

    Senior eDiscovery Consultant

    “I am proud of my team’s commitment and extraordinary dedication to every project.”

    Austin has more than a decade of experience working with custom litigation technology. He works with some of the largest corporations and law firms in the country, helping them face the inevitable challenges that come with each new project.

  • Jeff Stoneking
  • Senior eDiscovery Consultant
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  • Jeff Stoneking

    Senior eDiscovery Consultant

    “I like the challenge of being able to provide a unique, meaningful solution that helps someone solve a problem.”

    In the litigation technology field since 2006, Jeff has extensive experience in all phases of electronic data discovery and digital forensics. He consults on eDiscovery projects and litigation technology services such as computer forensics, early case assessment, data processing, technology assisted review and web hosting all while helping clients contain costs. Jeff speaks at industry events across the country and is involved with many regional eDiscovery thought leadership groups.

  • John Berghoff
  • eDiscovery Consultant
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  • John Berghoff

    eDiscovery Consultant

    “I think it’s fun to diagnose a client’s specific issue and then prescribe the best-fitting team and technology.”

    Based out of Chicago, John brings more than 15 years of experience supporting corporate legal departments and law firms with various technologies. John bleeds gold and black for his alma mater, Purdue University, and he brings just as much zeal to his eDiscovery consulting. He is also an active distance runner and triathlete.

  • Tyler Haney
  • eDiscovery Consultant
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  • Tyler Haney

    eDiscovery Consultant

    “Integrity is one of the most important aspects of doing business.”

    Tyler works to expand DSi’s client base in Ohio, Indiana and Northern Kentucky and is a fan of the Cincinnati Reds and University of Notre Dame. He joined DSi in 2010 and constantly demonstrates his expertise in ESI-related matters. Committed to eDiscovery education, Tyler frequently hosts industry roundtables.

  • Tim McMahon
  • eDiscovery Consultant
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  • Tim McMahon

    eDiscovery Consultant

    “I came to DSi because I wanted to be part of an organization that puts people first. DSi understands how this positive culture translates into building great client relationships.”

    Tim McMahon leads DSi’s Midwest region from the St. Louis office, and has more than 15 years of experience in legal technology and eDiscovery. He lives in Glendale, Missouri, the third happiest town in America, with his wife and two kids, where he cheers on the Saint Louis Cardinals and Saint Louis Blues.

  • Cary Tapscott
  • eDiscovery Consultant
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  • Cary Tapscott

    eDiscovery Consultant

    “With eDiscovery, no two projects are alike and each one requires some ‘outside-the-box’ thinking.”

    Cary provides litigation technology services to both North and South Carolina from our Charlotte office. He says his proudest moment since joining DSi was beating out 20 other companies for a key client contract.

  • Eric Rider
  • Client Support Supervisor
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  • Eric Rider

    Client Support Supervisor

    “I love the fact that we are not part of the ‘Relativity’ pack like so many competitors and are instead blazing our own path.”

    Eric has been with DSi almost from the beginning. He started out in the imaging department, but now works in litigation support for Nashville’s growing legal market. He secures new business by ensuring DSi provides services that are cost-effective and time-saving.

  • Mike Dolan
  • CSR
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  • Mike Dolan

    CSR

    “You’d be amazed at how much data even a small company accumulates.”

    One of DSi’s longest tenured employees, Mike has more than 15 years of experience working in litigation technology. As a sports fan (Go Titans!), he exudes the same enthusiasm in managing the discovery process as he does rooting for his University of Iowa Hawkeyes.

  • Garth Politsch
  • CSR
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  • Garth Politsch

    CSR

    “I’m most proud of moving from department to department with ease and taking on more responsibility for DSi.”

    In his former life, Garth was a country club chef. At DSi, he’s brought that level of organization and skill to many departments and teams. His more than 17 years of experience in the legal document services industry have been a great fit for DSi and our clients.

  • Sam Ruth
  • CSR
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  • Sam Ruth

    CSR

    “When we get a project, there are a lot of variables. The strength of our company lies in how well we address them.”

    A native of Thailand (and fluent in Khmer), Sam was raised in Knoxville. He specializes in data collection, computer forensics, early case assessment, electronic data discovery and web hosting.

  • Blake Stadler
  • Client Support Coordinator
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  • Blake Stadler

    Client Support Coordinator

    “I whole-heartedly believe that we are just scratching the surface, and DSi is going to reach worldwide recognition.”

    Blake joined DSi in 2013 as an accounts receivable specialist. Now, she supports the sales, marketing and business development teams, pushing us every day to maintain and improve overall efficiency. Roll Tide!

  • Ron Tienzo
  • Senior Solutions Architect
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  • Ron Tienzo

    Senior Solutions Architect

    “Discovering truth is the very core of what we do.”

    Ron has an unusual background in both law and software development, enabling him to communicate effectively with people in both industries. A problem-solver, Ron came to DSi so he could work on some of the most challenging problems in our industry. He is currently learning to hula dance with his kids.

DSiClient Services

  • Andrew Kent
  • Client Services Manager
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  • Andrew Kent

    Client Services Manager

    “Seeing something through to completion and being able to reflect on the process is very rewarding.”

    A former Washington, D.C. attorney, Andrew joined DSi in 2013 to help clients manage large review projects. He has written many of the materials and manuals the company uses to help clients streamline their collection and review processes.

  • Jennifer Jackson
  • Senior Review Manager
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  • Jennifer Jackson

    Senior Review Manager

    “I came to DSi to continue my eDiscovery career with a company that appreciates the human aspects of a technology-driven industry.”

    Jennifer believes that the most important part of her job is making clients happy. That means getting the job done well and on time. She takes pride in using her experience in review platforms and project management to plan and conduct efficient eDiscovery reviews.

  • Daniel Mink
  • Senior Review Manager
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  • Daniel Mink

    Senior Review Manager

    “I enjoy working with clients at the start of a project to determine the eDiscovery needs and map out the best workflow for them.”

    Daniel has managed the processing of electronic data from more than 150 companies. He understands how to keep all the plates spinning while keeping your project on track. His more than 13 years of managing large projects makes him an integral part of DSi.

  • Abbye Needham
  • Senior Review Manager
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  • Abbye Needham

    Senior Review Manager

    “I’m proud of the relationships I have built with my clients.”

    Abbye joined DSi in 2013 from Deloitte, where she trained and coached staff on eDiscovery policies, processes and procedures. She also worked as an attorney for six years. Abbye is a Memphis native and likes baking and playing with her daughter.

  • Tiffany Fox
  • Review Manager
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  • Tiffany Fox

    Review Manager

    “At DSi, I get to work with a variety of different clients and areas of law, rather than being pigeonholed into one particular practice area as is typical in the legal profession.”

    Tiffany came to DSi from Counsel On Call. She uses her legal experience and technical knowledge to help clients with workflow issues. A Nashville native, her parents own the iconic Fox’s Donut Den.

  • Mark Harrod
  • Senior Project Manager
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  • Mark Harrod

    Senior Project Manager

    “You have to stay at the front of an industry that changes overnight.”

    Mark used to work with eDiscovery review and production as an attorney. Today, he uses that first-hand knowledge to help clients with a variety of eDiscovery strategies. He received his J.D. from Ole Miss and is a fan of the Ole Miss Rebels and Nashville Predators.

  • Alan Butler
  • Project Manager
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  • Alan Butler

    Project Manager

    “DSi truly sets itself apart, not just in the eDiscovery industry, but in delivering exceptional service while holding true to our core values.”

    With experience in a variety of eDiscovery review platforms, Alan is proficient in litigation support project management, project oversight implementation and process improvement. He earned his bachelor’s degree in international business and management from the University of South Carolina. When he’s not cheering on the Gamecocks, Alan enjoys drawing and playing his saxophone.

DSiPeople Operations

  • Justin Moses
  • Culture Warrior
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  • Justin Moses

    Culture Warrior

    “I’m amazed by how little most people know about eDiscovery and how much our company knows about it.”

    Justin joined DSi in 2010. After a few years in our sales department, Justin helped kick off our DSicover You program, which spurred his interest in company culture. As Culture Warrior, he ensures that DSi’s core purpose, “eDiscovery About People,” is felt by everyone in the organization.

  • Mandy Ham
  • Director of Employee Happiness
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  • Mandy Ham

    Director of Employee Happiness

    “When I explain what our company does to someone new, they always say, ‘Wow, that sounds so cool!’”

    Mandy started with DSi in the accounting department. She was so passionate about our company culture and growth that she was picked to head up our programs that focus on employee retention and happiness.

  • Whitney Cheshier
  • Executive Assistant
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  • Whitney Cheshier

    Executive Assistant

    “DSi is a company that truly cares about its employees and clients.”

    A graduate of MTSU, Whitney is a former associate manager with more than seven years of administrative experience and an extensive knowledge of marketing. Originally from Selmer, Tennessee, she loves traveling, photo journaling and playing with her dogs.

  • Tonya Mullins
  • Knowledge Champion
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  • Tonya Mullins

    Knowledge Champion

    “My favorite part of this job has been building relationships with some incredible clients.”

    Tonya oversees key company-wide processes and workflows and is responsible for creating, documenting, and driving business process mapping and modeling. She joined DSi in 2009 and is certified in several eDiscovery technologies including Catalyst CR, Insight, Clearwell, Ipro Eclipse and Allegro.

DSiTechnicians

If it can be done with your data, our technicians can do it. In fact, they’ve probably done it before and can show you a better way. They write our proprietary software and handle complicated document sets – all while maintaining data integrity and preserving chain of custody.

DSiData Folks

For data to be handled efficiently, it must be properly formatted, processed and guided through each step in the workflow. Our data pros eliminate unnecessary files and ensure your data is ready to be uploaded to your review platform.

DSiForensics

No matter the size or complexity of your case, our certified forensic experts can find and analyze data on anything from computers to mobile devices. From collection to data recovery to in-depth investigation, we ensure the integrity and security of your information.

DSiProducers

We maintain a team of highly skilled people to do the traditional litigation support work of scanning, copying and producing quality reports based on your needs and our strict quality control protocols.